Circle of Conviction
AUTHOR: Gallie, B. Scott
Also available at Amazon.com
Did you ever wonder what life is really like in prison? Or, how the legal system operates to put someone there? Do prison guards carry weapons? If not, why not? Are conditions really that bad in prison? Should we execute more people waiting on death row, or should the death penalty be eliminated all together? How does an inmate get out on parole in Pennsylvania? Is there any rehabilitation going on in prison? If so, why do many inmates continue to return to prison after leaving on parole? In most cases, do we really have a choice as to whether we end up in prison or not?
If you are not sure or are undecided on the answers to most or all of these and many other questions about prison and prisoners, you need to read this book. Hopefully it will satisfy your curiosity on the subject, and make you think twice about how people end up living there. For those who do live there or have in the past, hopefully it will serve as a reference point and an eye opener. The facts, statistics, stories, and information in the book were carefully researched and written from inside Pennsylvania's largest maximum security prison.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/13/2000